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Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
800-922-8825
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Owner description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Owner description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A very enjoyable ride on the cog railway, despite the snow! We were only allowed to go on the half way journey as the weather was closing in, but the scenery was spectacular, when we could see it! The conductor/guide was very knowledgable, and added to our enjoyment of the experience. The shop and cafe were pleasant and served their... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It started with driving through the scenic mountains to get to the depot. The train is so unusual. It goes straight up the high incline. To be so vertical it had to be specially designed . It is not like any other train or ride. You could look straight down into the valley. The train was so vertical, it was... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Really fun! I am slightly afraid of heights but I was fine on this. And, I was afraid we would go back down the mountain backwards, but they switch the seats so you are always facing forwards. Really beautiful views!

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South Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We arrived there early one morning in October for a trip up Mt Washington on the cog railway. The day was perfect sunshine and a blue sky. We caught the first trip up at 8.00am. This is the only steam trip up, all the rest are diesel. Trip up takes about 45 minutes with some great views the higher the... More 

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Rye Brook, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Interesting experience on the Cog Railway this Thanksgiving. In the winter, the train only goes about half way up the mountain. The whole round-trip takes about an hour. The day we went was cold and snowy. The train itself was interesting. When we got up the mountain and got out we were surprised to find that there was no platform... More 

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Nashville, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

On our recent trip to New Hampshire we chose as one of our side trips a day on the Cog Railway. It turned out to be a enjoyable relaxing trip up the mountain. As we rose higher and higher the temperatures dropped till we were in a "winter wonderland". Ice coated the brush and trees. Unfortunately because of high winds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

So much fun. How oftencan you see snow in october? The views from the top were great and the old fashioned steam engine was really cool

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I'm not sure if I am grateful or disappointed the fog was so thick that I could not see most of the the way up and down the mountain. The "brake man"/ tour guide on the way up was more informative than the way down, although the brakes on the way down were probably of greater focus. The top of... More 

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Southwick, Ma.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a great trip up the mountain even though it was snowing. The brakeman gave us many interesting tidbits of information.

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great neck, ny
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was defintely something "to do," but having traveled many different places i can definitively say it was not worth the time or price to take this very very very slow train ride with small kids. The view at the top is nice, but nothing like you'll see elsewhere in the world. The train was so painfully slow and a... More 

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